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Jail Trail

Jail Trail-Cottonwood

If you are looking for an easy trail that goes by Verde River, the Jail Trail is an easy out and back trail for kids...

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desert ridge marketplace

Desert Ridge Marketplace

It has been a while since I went over to Desert Ridge Marketplace, so I decided to take a ride up there to see what...

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Wet N Wild Vs Big Surf

Have you been to Wet N Wild or Big Surf? These two water parks in the Phoenix are well known for their rides, slides and...

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thinking about homeschooling

Are you thinking about Homeschooling in Arizona?

Make sure you also check out our Frequently Asked Questions Post as well! School work, kids schedules, work schedules, large class sizes and personalized education...

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Playgrounds Dart Zone

Are you looking for an indoor place to play WITH your kids? Do you need a place for your teens and tweens? Have a group...

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Oggi's glendale summer loving menu

Oggi’s Glendale

Oggi’s in Glendale has a “Summer Lovin’ Menu” and it is amazing! I had the yumm Summertime Salad, which has arugula, honey lemon vinaigrette, pickled...

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Bearizona-Williams AZ

We took a drive up to Williams, AZ to Bearizona on Homeschool day. With $5 per person admission, I just couldn’t say no to that...

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Pueblo Grande Museum and Ruins-Phoenix

There are so many museums in the Phoenix area that are hidden in plain sight that I often forget to check them out until an...

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Sea Life Camp

Munchie was able to take part in an amazing opportunity, Sea Life Aquarium Camp! A full day “away from mom” (we homeschool) was different for...

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Sunset Park-Wickenburg

We have been eagerly awaiting Wickenburg’s splash pad opening for years now (as I am sure the residents have as well!). We visited Desert Caballeros...

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wildflower park north

Wildflower North Park Goodyear

We love seeing that a park has had an update, and Wildflower North Park has a beautiful upgrade! The park has had a wonderful upgrade...

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Thunderbird Mountain Conservation Park Glendale

I absolutely love to hike (so, you will be seeing more reviews of trails as the kids get older)! We have done quite a few...

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Veramonte splashpad

Veramonte Splash Pad

Update 2019- Veramonte park replaced the strange “turn on” system that was in the floor with a pole with a button turn on. So much easier...

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Usery Mountain Regional Park

We checked out Usery Mountain Regional park because I really wanted to go hiking some place different than the White Tank Regional Park. We love...

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Pool Safety-In and around your community

I received the second notification this year on my phone that a child had drowned in a pool yesterday. It sends chills all over my...

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